Hannah Vaughn, AIA, NCARB Founder & Principal Architect
Hannah is an architect and educator with a deep-seated commitment to design, art, and community. Her process begins with observation and listening – to the physical context and to the insights of those involved – before moving into the moderation of space, with a constant focus on craft, materiality, and human experience.
Hannah teaches design studio as adjunct faculty at the University of Utah School of Architecture and regularly serves on design juries. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Utah AIA, participated in the AIA Utah Young Architects Forum, and currently sits as a Trustee for the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA).
Scott Yribar, AIA, CPHC Founder & Principal Architect
Scott Yribar is an architect with a passion for how things fit together. Whether it’s a façade composition or a window installation detail, he is interested in how a group of disparate parts can be assembled to make a whole that is at once beautiful and functionally optimal. With a deep belief that buildings must lessen their impact on the natural environment, Scott is committed to finding solutions to the tension that arises between ‘Architecture’ and energy efficiency.
Scott holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Utah and is a PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant. His work experience in Switzerland instilled a dedication to quality design and high technical standards. He has completed several projects certified to the Passive House standard, the most stringent energy-efficiency standard in the world.
Reihaneh Noori Designer
From the beginning, art and design have been central to Reihaneh’s trajectory in architecture. They remain critical parts of her practice and have inspired her current investigation into the relationship between the whole and the part, the relationship between craftsmanship (making) and draftsmanship (drawing), and the process that leads from idea to realization. After receiving a master’s degree in landscape architecture in Tehran, Iran, Reihaneh continued her studies in architecture at the University of Utah, to create a dialogue between interior and exterior spaces. Reihaneh is an active participant in the Young Architects Forum, and regularly serves on design juries at the University of Utah’s School of Architecture.
“Experience consists in moving through an itinerary of related fragments and articulate details, and the idea that the
tactile and material experience are intimately tied to emotion, memory and simultaneity of human time.”
The Ties that Bound Carlo Scarpa and Paul Klee, Robert McCarterz
Ethan Zagorec Marks
Ethan Zagorec Marks Designer
Ethan is a designer currently pursuing his M.Arch at the University of Oregon in Portland. Ethan’s background in graphic design and his relentless creativity are rooted in his curiosity for the surrounding world. Life along the Wasatch Front has given Ethan a deep appreciation of place. Ethan’s current work is focused on the role of materiality in articulating human experience in architecture.
Jun Ahmed Designer
Jun is a designer and drafter currently pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of Utah School of Architecture in Salt Lake City. Jun’s creativity stems from a passion for sustainability and social justice. Jun has an interest in structures, biologically derived forms, and material research.